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What It's Like To Be A Conservative Gen Z Voter In California

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In an effort to boost civic engagement among younger voters, Tyler Okeke, 19, has been campaigning to lower the voting age to 16. Power California hide caption

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Young Activist Pushes To Lower Voting Age To 16 As 'The Logical Next Step' For Gen Z

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A house designed by Paul R. Williams in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif. The first licensed Black architect west of the Mississippi, Williams was known for using curves to create a sense of intimacy, even in grand spaces. Janna Ireland hide caption

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'Regarding Paul R. Williams' Honors Legacy Of LA's Barrier-Breaking Black Architect

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Gen Z Voters On The Issues That Matter Most To Them Ahead Of The Election

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A field trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., led by Kimberly Grayson, the principal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver, inspired some of her students to demand a more inclusive school curriculum. Chemetra Keys hide caption

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Denver School Principal On How Black Students Led Swift Changes To History Curriculum

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Pirette McKamey has spent more than three decades as an educator. Currently the principal at Mission High School in San Francisco, McKamey says being an anti-racist educator means committing to "all of the students sitting in front of me, including Black and Latinx students." Charles Warren hide caption

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Veteran Educator On The Endless But 'Joyful' Work Of Creating Anti-Racist Education

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Black Students Matter demonstrators march en route to a rally at the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., on June 19. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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Effective Anti-Racist Education Requires More Diverse Teachers, More Training

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Why U.S. Schools Are Still Segregated — And One Idea To Help Change That

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On June 14, an estimated 15,000 people gathered in Brooklyn to rally for Black trans lives in the Brooklyn Liberation march. Imara Jones/Courtesy Imara Jones hide caption

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What Happened For Black Transgender People When Police Protests And Pride Converged

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The musicians on Not Our First Goat Rodeo, from left to right: Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan and Edgar Meyer. Josh Goleman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma: Goats, Rodeos And The Power Of Music

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Bruce Patton (left), Gilbert Johnson and Marqueece Harris-Dawson share their perspectives on living in South LA during the unrest of previous decades and today. Bethany Mollenkof for NPR and Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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3 Visions For The Future Of Police In South LA

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Parkview Early Learning Center in Spokane, Wash., has been operating at one-third capacity under pandemic guidelines. Co-owner Luc Jasmin III says it has been tough to turn away parents, many of whom are essential workers. Kathryn Garras hide caption

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Emerson Weber, a 5th grader in South Dakota, is an avid letter writer whose thank-you note to her mail carrier went viral. Hugh Weber hide caption

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An 11-Year-Old Girl Writes To Thank Her Mailman. Postal Workers Write Back

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